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Gender Feminine
Scripts Βρισηις (Ancient Greek)
Pronounced Pron. brie-SEE-is (English)

Meaning & History

Patronymic derived from Βρισευς (Briseus), a Greek name of unknown meaning. In Greek mythology Briseis (real name Hippodameia) was the daughter of Briseus. She was captured during the Trojan War by Achilles. After Agamemnon took her away from him, Achilles refused to fight in the war.